Virat Kohli Appear for Yo-Yo test ahead of Ireland and England tour


Mohammed Shami and Sanju Samson have already failed the Yo-Yo test recently. On Friday at Bengaluru’s NCA stadium, Indian Captain Virat Kohli took the fitness test which would be the deciding call for the much-awaited and difficult tour of United Kingdom, starting June 27.

After the IPL season 2018, he met the leading orthopedic doctor in Mumbai and came to know about his neck sprain. Also, because of his injury, he has to give up his plans for the County Cricket with Surrey starting this month. The county stint was important for him ahead of England tour to become used to the conditions.

The Yo-Yo test is the necessary fitness parameter set by the Indian Team management before the Indian team goes for any tour. The test was conducted at NCA (National Cricket Academy) ground in the presence of Team India trainer Shankar Basu and the other support staff.

Virat Kohli and Shankar Basu

The Indian team management focussed to keep media away from NCA. Also, the security officer of Indian team made sure that no journalists interrupt the session.

With Kohli, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and injured Kedar Jadhav, who is not in any Indian squads for the UK tour, have taken an advanced bleep test (A test of fitness in which the player runs continuously between the two lines, trying to cover the distance each time in the space between two recorded bleeps (means a brief high-pitched sound in the form of electronic device) in the first batch.

Right after the batch of Kohli and Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddharth Kaul, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Manish Pandey were also seen taking the test.

The minimum score to pass the Yo-Yo test is 16.1 and sorry we are not known about the score of these players.

In that test, Kohli didn’t look in any pain as he matched paces with Dhoni during the test, but after completing the test, he was seen feeling his shoulder and back.

And according to the sources, including Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, other players are selected for the limited-series with England.

There are three T20 Internationals, three ODIs and five Test matches in the England tour which resumes from July 3. The T20 matches will be played at Manchester, Cardiff, and Bristol and the ODIs will be played at Nottingham, London, and Leeds. Test series is scheduled to underplay at Birmingham, London, Nottingham, Southampton and again London.